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Fittonia

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About Fittonia - NEW for 2020

Fittonia otherwise known as the nerve plant is a tropically found plant with striking leaves of pink and green, white and green, or green and red.

Foliage is primarily olive green with veining taking on the alternate hue.  Fittonia nerve plant does flower & blooms are insignificant reddish to white spikes and tend to blend in with the remainder of the foliage.

Care Advice

As the nerve plant originates in a tropical setting, it flourishes within a high humidity environment. Misting may be required to maintain humid-like conditions. Fittonia nerve plant likes well drained moist soil, but not too wet. Water moderately and let growing nerve plants dry out between waterings. Tolerates bright light to shade conditions but will truly flourish with bright, indirect light. Low light exposure will cause these plants to revert to green, losing the veins vibrant splashes of color. Growing nerve plants should be placed in a warm area, avoiding drafts which will shock the plant just as water that is too cold or hot.

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